While you are in the bliss of an engagement and planning your wedding, not many people think beyond the style of plates or color of their comforter. I was guilty of this- I got caught up in the wedding planning and didn’t think much about life AFTER that wedding date. Now that I’m married for 8 years, I understand the importance of safeguarding our important items, rather than what design is on my flatware.
With identity theft on the rise, and important documents being stolen or damaged everyday, it’s important to think about where you will keep your items safe in your home. Not many people are equipped with that secret safe behind a painting. Sentry Safe understands your needs and knows your documents and important files are hard to replace, so they came up with the Tubular Lock File. This heavy duty filing cabinet is compact but roomy, allowing your most important documents to be kept safe from fire, water, and theft. You can find out specific details by checking out Sentry Safe – my favorite feature is the fact that they will replace your file in the event of fire to help you continue safeguarding your items.
If you or someone you know is about to start a new chapter in their lives, consider getting a gift that is out of the ordinary. The last thing someone will think of in the event of home damage is which china compliments their personality. They will, however, remember the gift that keeps their personal files personal, and their important documents safe.
Check out some safety tips below, courtesy of Master Lock:
The Registry: Although more than 2 million couples tie the knot each year, 84 percent of U.S. and Canadian residents do not include safety items on their wedding registry.* Adding a durable, long-lasting safe, such as the Sentry Safe FHW40200 Waterproof Fire-Resistant File, to your registry will help ensure your valuables, marriage license and other important belongings are protected and safeguarded for years to come.
- The Honeymoon: Whether you are traveling to an exotic destination or spending the weekend away, your honeymoon is a celebratory time for you and your spouse. As you pack your sunglasses, sandals and suits, don’t forget to lock up your luggage with a Master Lock 4688D or 4692D TSA-Accepted Luggage Lock to protect your valuables while traveling. Make sure to keep credit cards, cash, jewelry and other small items in the portable Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace personal safe to secure your belongings while you have some fun in the sun.
- The Home: Buying your dream home and moving in together may be the first time couples combine their belongings. From electronics to jewelry, your home is the place where all of your personal valuables and belongings are located. With a burglary occurring every 15 seconds,** turn your house into a safe haven with added protection and security measures. Beyond customary locks, use a Master Lock 265DCCSEN Door Security Bar to resist forced entry through front, patio or sliding glass doors.
- The Finances: Filing jointly with your spouse offers many advantages, and with a new marital status comes significant changes that could affect your taxes. Couples who jointly file are able to deduct two exemption amounts from their income and qualify for multiple credits. To keep all your necessary tax documents organized and protected throughout the year, use the Master Lock Vault, a free, digital safe deposit box, to store credit card numbers and digital copies of tax forms or other important documents in a secure, reliable location for easy access from any smart phone or computer.
- The Commitment: Getting married should be a positive time in your life, and committing to your spouse and relationship is a significant milestone. As in other areas of your life, marriage will be full of ups and downs. Planning for the long-term, discussing your goals, compromising and making sacrifices are all important steps to creating a happy and strong foundation together.
The moving process itself can put a lot of strain on couples too. It’s an incredibly stressful time, especially if you are managing two house moves at the same time and trying to coordinate everything so all of your belongings arrive at the same time. If things go wrong, like items being broken or lost, couples can easily fall into the trap of blaming each other and letting the stress cause arguments.It’s important that you find a good New York City moving company to handle everything for you so you can avoid any arguments. Have discussions about how you want to decorate the home before you move in too. Often, couples have very different ideas about what they want their home to look like and this can be a cause of tension too. So, make sure that you are both willing to compromise.